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Shephard, Ashur to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: request for payment

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03437 Author/Creator: Shephard, Ashur Place Written: Sharon, [?] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1782/05/08 Pagination: 2p. 14.2 x 20 cm

Summary of Content: Shephard states that in December 1780 he supplied some of Robert, Jr.'s enslaved people with pork, and asks that Robert, Jr. pay him for this expense. Shephard acknowledges receipt of payment on p.2. Docketed on verso.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Merchants and TradeCommerceFinanceSlaveryAfrican American HistoryDiet and nutrition

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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